Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series Act 3

Some 50 entrants and 150 sailors from nine nationalities were out again in force for Act III of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, organized once a month by the Yacht Club de Monaco from October to March, in collaboration with technical clothing supplier SLAM, an initiative of Valentin Zavadnikov. Valeria Kovalenko (Art Tube) won the event in the J/70s with consistency. The Russian team has put in a faultless performance since the start of the season. YCM’s Stefano Roberti (Piccinina) took second place, upsetting the established order of a very international podium, completed by the Swiss W.A.T.C.H. team. It was a particularly testing weekend with winds alternating between east, west and south, with everything from 3 to 30 knots. For complete event details, visit

Final ranking Act III – J/70
1st: Valeria Kovalenko – RUS (Art Tube) – 4 points
2nd: Stefano Roberti – MON (Piccinina) – 7 points
3rd: Jacques Leveque – SUI (W.A.T.C.H) – 7 points
Provisional ranking after three Acts – J/70
1st: Valeria Kovalenko – RUS (Art Tube) – 18 points
2nd: Stefano Roberti – MON (Piccinina) – 65 points
3rd: Germano Scarpa – ITA (Sport Cube) – 67 points